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LECOM 4 + 4 DENTAL PROGRAM This is a conditionally guaranteed Early Acceptance Program presented in cooperation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine. LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine is located in Bradenton, Florida. This program is comprised of two phases. In Phase I, the undergraduate professional program of education leads to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology (preferred). Alternatively, students who wish to complete an undergraduate degree at Gannon in another major are required to work with the Director of Pre-Professional Programs at Gannon to develop a curriculum that meets the requirements of their chosen major and of the LECOM Dental Program. Completion of Phase II results in the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) awarded by LECOM. Students enrolled in this program are conditionally guaranteed an acceptance to LECOM. From the qualified applicant pool, a maximum of five (5) students are accepted to this program in the senior year of high school. Students are encouraged to complete their application by the November 1st deadline. Admissions Requirements for incoming Gannon students: •

Completion of four years of science and math courses at the high school level

Minimum SAT score of 1170 (out of 1600 Math and Critical Reading) or ACT Composite score of 26

Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0

Class rank in the top 25%

Successful completion of an interview with LECOM

Students in the program are strongly encouraged to major in biology while at Gannon. Following four years of pre-dental studies at Gannon, up to five students from this program will matriculate to LECOM if they have fulfilled the following requirements: •

Maintain a cumulative overall and science GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each semester prior to admission

At the time of application, obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher in all courses

At the time of application, obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher in all science and math courses

DAT scores in each category of greater than 16

Completion of a minimum of 100 hours of shadowing in a clinical dental setting

No grade lower than a C in any course required by LECOM

Completion of the AADSAS primary application and LECOM secondary application to dental school

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Students in the program who apply to other dental schools will forfeit their seat in the program because they have all ready been accepted to LECOM School of Dental Medicine

Fulfill all additional requirements as outlined through the affiliation contract between Gannon University and LECOM School of Dental Medicine; a copy will be available electronically to all accepted students to the program

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015